Early plans reveal 13-storey block could be built in Bexleyheath

PUBLISHED: 10:11 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 10:12 18 October 2017

Artist's impression of Eastside Quarter along Highland Road, Bexleyheath

Artist's impression of Eastside Quarter along Highland Road, Bexleyheath


Plans are expected to be submitted by the end of November

Artist's impression of Eastside Quarter from Broadway, BexleyheathArtist's impression of Eastside Quarter from Broadway, Bexleyheath

A development promising to bring around 500 homes could include a 13-storey apartment block.

Original proposals had suggested a seven-storey apartment block could be built on the former civic centre site.

But artist’s impression displayed by Bellway at a public consultation reveal a building towering at 13-storeys, opposite the town’s Sainsbury’s.

The developer, which is also behind Belvedere Park, is expected to bring around 500 one, two and three bedroom flats to the town, along with shopping space including a Sports Direct.

Since the council moved out of its old civic centre in 2014, the 3.4 acres of land has laid empty, with plans to build a Tesco supermarket failing to materialise.

Less than 300 residents turned out to two public events on the proposals last week.

Ian Gorst, managing director of Bellway Homes’ Thames Gateway Division, said: “We’ve had a really great turnout of visitors, which has provided us with an excellent opportunity to explain our proposals and talk directly with residents to find out their views. Many residents have shown an appreciation of the benefits that redeveloping this site will bring.

Further public events are expected to go ahead this month, before Bellway puts forward a planning application in November.

If approved by Bexley council, developers hope to start building work in the summer of 2018, completing work by 2020.

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